World Shibori Network

Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations, keeping in mind authenticity, reciprocity, and networking.

Workshop :: Shibori Intensive by Mo Kelman

WSN member Mo Kelman is back this year with her Snow Farm Shibori Intensive. Workshop: 6 Bamboo Scarves in 3 Days  Date:  May 28 – 30, 2016 Location:  Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA In this three day session, participants will … Continue reading

16 May 2016 · 2 Comments

Guatemala & Costa Rica :: Now open for 10iss

We are happy to announce two new tours as a part of the 10th International Shibori Symposium at Oaxaca, Mexico! One is a unique opportunity with Habitat for Humaity Guatemala … Continue reading

8 May 2016 · Leave a comment

10iss :: Call-for-Entry – Deadline extension

Due to numerous requests received, we are extending the deadlines for entries at the 10th International Shibori Symposium in Oxaca, Mexico. The following categories are receiving submissions  till May 30th – Exhibition: Contemporary Art … Continue reading

5 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Exhibition :: Kay Sekimachi – Student, Teacher, Artist at De Young, San Francisco

WSN friend and  Bay area icon Kay Sekimachi’s , first solo exhibition is now open at De Young Museum in San Francisco. Where: T.B. Walker Textile Education Gallery, De Young Museum, San Francisco … Continue reading

27 April 2016 · Leave a comment

SFS Talks :: A Portrait of Oaxacan Textiles

Eric Mindling explores Mexican textile traditions in this latest talk at  Slow Fiber Studios. Discussing textiles, field work and photography, Eric will take us on a visual journey showcasing ancient, living civilizations and cultures in … Continue reading

20 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Save Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs, Lyon

Hosting one of the world’s largest collections of fabrics and textiles and the richest of its kind in France, Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs has mesmerized visitors since the … Continue reading

29 March 2016 · 1 Comment

Workshop :: Shaped-resist dyeing by Joan Morris

Internationally known artist and WSN member Joan Morris will be teaching four classes in shaped-resist dyeing this summer and fall. Joan’s classes will be devoted to an investigation of shaped-resist … Continue reading

21 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Why I Switched from Synthetic to Natural Dyes

WSN friend and member Catherine Ellis made a strong case for moving from synthetic to natural dyes on the SDA Newsblog recently. read her article – Why I Switched from Synthetic to … Continue reading

16 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Workshop: 2D to 3D – Folding, Pleating, Sublimation Printing on Polyester

Learn techniques for folding and printing polyester that fashion designer Issey Miyake has explored in his work! Date: 19, 20 March 2016  | 10am to 4pm Location: 1825, 8th Street, … Continue reading

10 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Reflections on the Bay Area: Meeting Yoshiko’s community

One of our newer WSN members, Melissa D’Agostino paid us a visit when she was in the Bay Area. Today, we share her recollection of this visit (printed verbatim from her note). Team … Continue reading

7 March 2016 · 2 Comments

Natural Dyeing with Lichens by Barbara Schey

Originally posted on Natural Dye Workshop with Michel Garcia and Sustainable Dye Practice:
Active WSN member Barbara Schey recounts her journey of natural dyeing, textiles, 60s , TAFTA (the Australian Forum for…

5 March 2016 · 2 Comments

10iss Call-for-Entry :: Deadline extension

The 10iss Call-For-Entry deadlines have been extended for the following categories –  Contemporary Art of Shibori and Ikat: Now extended to May 14th *Artists: Please note that 10iss has widened … Continue reading

29 February 2016 · Leave a comment